GTRNZ has four classes for the 2017-18 season - GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4.
GT1 and GT2 run in one grid, GT3 and GT4 run in another. The race format is the same for each grid but points are calculated for each class… so in a GT3/GT4 scratch race we would expect a GT3 car to win outright but we also recognise the fastest GT4 car in that race with full 1st place points. In the handicap races any car could win but the same principal applies. Both grids are 10 laps.
Any car capable of going faster than the following times in the dry is:
- Manfield:- 1’09.999 and under,
- Taupo:- 1’32.999
- Hampton Downs:- 1’07.999
- Pukekohe:- 1’07.999
- Manfield:- 1’10.000 and over
- Taupo:- 1’33.000
- Hampton Downs:- 1’08.000
- Pukekohe:- 1’08.000
- Manfield:- 1’15.000 and over
- Taupo:- 1’39.000
- Hampton Downs:- 1’13.000
- Pukekohe:- 1’13.000
- Manfield:- 1’18.000 and over
- Taupo:- 1’43.000
- Hampton Downs:- 1’16.000
- Pukekohe:- 1’16.000
If you are unsure then enter a class using a “best guess” in your first round and after qualifying you may move back a class with no penalty. This only applies THE FIRST TIME YOU RACE WITH US. If your car has been detuned and you believe that you should move to a slower class then please see your race co-ordinator.
SATURDAY Saturday has 10-15 minute qualifying in the morning followed by a 10 lap scratch (fastest to slowest) standing start Race One in the afternoon.
SUNDAY Sunday Race Two is a 10 lap handicap with a minus 2 lap calculation. Race Three is a 10 lap handicap with a minus 1 lap calculation.
Points follow the normal format: 1st=75 points, 2nd=67, etc and are awarded for all races and qualifying for each class. This means that in a GT1/2 race the first GT1 car gets 75 points, the first GT2 car gets 75 points and so on regardless of their relative finishing position in the combined race. 100 appearance points are awarded per round for any competitor that completes documentation and moves onto the track during qualifying.
SPONSORS STICKERS By joining the club and paying your entry fee you agree to the sponsorship arrangements put in place by the club. The sponsors give fantastic support to the club and in return we agree to place stickers according to the series articles. You cannot opt out of our sticker requirements.
RAIN LIGHT If you feel that your car has a rain light that is equal to or brighter than the current light listed in the Series Articles then you need to ask the Series Scruitineer to examine your light and make a decision about whether it is acceptable will be made. The scruitineers decision is final.